Migration Museum, Adelaide

(4.4/5 based on 340 reviews on the web)
Learn about European immigration and settlement of South Australia at Migration Museum, a social history museum located in what was once the city’s destitute asylum. Between 1850 and 1918 the building housed deserted and destitute men, women, and children, but today maintains both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Featuring nine modern galleries, the museum showcases the history and culture of native peoples before European colonization, as well as the impact immigration had on the country starting with the 19th century. The oldest museum of its kind in Australia, this site aims to promote multiculturalism and tolerance through the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Adelaide holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Migration Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We found the museum really interesting both telling the history of migration into Australia and also the case studies of the people trying to settle in Australia in the present day. Well worth a visit...  more »
  • I needed to understand Australian emigration and the Museum taught me a lot. However, leaving, in the Park, there are groups of aborigines drunk and idle and this leaves a bitter taste
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  • Caught the free tour at 3pm and then took another hour to browse the museum. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, used to working with school children and was very clear and animated in his delivery. Mo...  more »
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  • We are so lucky these buildings exist. The exhibitions are well done and the staff are really helpful re info about early SA. well worth a look if you like local history.
  • Loved it and learnt alot
  • An interesting, yet overlooked, museum in the North Terrace district. Add this to your itinerary and you won't be disappointed.
  • Very interesting museum. Definitely visit.
  • Extremely interesting information and helpful staff. It's also free entry.